Collaboration with Grace

A Saturday afternoon, some plastics and some scraps of fabrics. Or the perfect afternoon for a collaboration with Grace. We set ourselves an hour to experiment with our scraps from our projects. Our projects actually interlinked together quite well, with Grace looking at the amount of textile waste, especially synthetic fabrics. This linked into my…

Testing Plastic Techniques

It has been a wild week of testing out plastic techniques in my room. Maybe its fumes, but I am actually really enjoying working with plastics. It has definitely got me out of my comfort zone but, also I feel really good about it too. Funky times. The research behind this project is about how…

Idea Update

My idea for this project is a quilt made out of the single use plastics that myself and my flatmates have collected in a week. It will be like a visual food diary. From watching the War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, I have become more aware about my plastic consumption. I have become more…

Our War on Plastic

From collecting mine and my flatmates single use plastics in a week I discovered that we accumulated a lot of plastics. We collected 73 pieces of single use plastics per week.  That’s 18.25 pieces per person. I sorted out all of these plastics in my room, and I was surrounded by them, as you will see below….

Camera Sketchbook

I started this sketchbook as a bit of a drawing project. My parents and I were going through the attic and we saw this box of cameras. I immediately thought, “this will be the perfect subject for a drawing project”. I made a concertina sketchbook, you can find the video here! This was the perfect…

Work Experience: Interning

I hope my fellow classmates remember this time as fondly as I do. We had just finished our first year at university. Hand ins were complete, exams were non existent due to our heavy coursework load and the weather was finally heating up from the cold winters of Edinburgh. But, we had one last obstacle….

Dying from Dyeing

Dyeing is a time intensive task. Many hours dying from dyeing with Hope has led to this post being written. I know its an exaggeration, but here are my tips to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. These tips are specifically for cold water dyeing. 1. Be organised and keep a…

Plastic Textile Techniques

I am back with a new blog post furthering my project of Rethinking/Redesigning. This is the second post in the series, so make sure you look at the first one, of which you can find here, which just gives you the background research for this. So for this project, we have to research a technique,…

My War on Plastics

I would like to say that I am now a single-use plastic expert. Over these last few days I have been researching about how single-use plastics are having a real impact on the environment. Of course, there is still so much yet to know about the impact that plastics will actually have on the world…

To Rethink or Redesign?

Finally we have something to do! It is a little strange to be back at university but not really back. My room has become the studio and our flat has become the art school. However, I am so glad to be back in Edinburgh and starting my third year. How crazy! The first project of…

Graffiti Tour of London

I have never really got a chance to explore East London properly before this day. We planned this day out for my brother’s birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to explore this area of London. We had the help of a book, 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn’t Miss, that was super helpful….